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::: abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
::: wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
::: truncate - cut the top off; shorten
::: hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
::: betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
::: whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers